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Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Manuscript Number: 763658

Date: 8 December 1763

Title: Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December8

Author: Clelland, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Clelland opines that the Connecticut government will look bad by not supporting the school. He writes that Ashpo is still in debt, and that Occom is looking to lease a farm in Mohegan.

John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.2

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: John Smith, letter, to his friend, 1764 May 18

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Unknown

Abstract: Smith gives an account of his visit to Wheelock’s school, and to the Mohegan country, where he saw Occom.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Manuscript Number: 764425.2

Date: 25 July 1764

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, minutes, 1764 July 25

Author: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

Recipient: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, upon the request of the Connecticut Board, votes to release Occom and continue his salary through the end of the year.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Manuscript Number: 765617

Date: 17 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 17

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Second Church in Lebanon

Abstract: Wheelock describes Occom's history and recommends him to the "kindess, charity and respect of all Christian people" while Occom travels abroad.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number: 766900.11

Date: 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Whitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767

Manuscript Number: 767900.12

Date: 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom writes that he is setting out for the country and might visit Ireland. He has also sent a box of books and a letter listing other items sent.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Manuscript Number: 767121

Date: 21 January 1767

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1767 January 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom writes from his tour of Great Britain to discuss family business, including money sent to repay debts, and the enrollment of their son at Wheelock’s school.

Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

Manuscript Number: 767503.3

Date: 3 September 1767

Title: Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 3

Author: The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: The commissioners of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America refuse to send Wheelock a copy of the letter he requested because they do not credit his account of Occom’s education. They also admonish Wheelock for luring away one of the Company's interpreters.

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